We had the good fortune of connecting with Micaela Stevenson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Micaela, how do you think about risk?
I think risk taking was one of the biggest factors in deciding to launch my business. Although we were seemingly on the downslope of Covid, people were still very hesitant to attend events. Red Carpet Eventions specifically tailors to events, so it was very stressful in weighing the pros and cons of launching at the time. I honestly second guessed doing this so many times throughout the process, especially when I was investing in products and contracted talent. But, I also kept getting nuggets along the way that let me know this is a great idea and it can work. We have all heard the saying “Life is about risks”, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”, etc, but talking that talk and walking that walk are two totally different things! You have to make the decision and say “I’m doing this. If I fail, I fail, but I will at least try”. We often wait for the ‘right time’ but if you wait for all the lights to turn green in a neighborhood before you leave, you will never get out.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Most of my professional career has been based in Property Management but, I recently transitioned to a software company who’s primary clients are Property Management Companies. I’ve always had a love for people and relationships. I truly believe a lot of my success in Property Management came from my relationships with people and how I treated them. After all, people buy from people they like and they always remember how you make them feel. My goal is to always leave a positive lasting impression.
In my personal business, Red Carpet Eventions, I treat it just like my professional career. I want to make make every encounter memorable and positive from the first phone call to inquire to the end of your event. I’d be lying if I said it was always easy because sometimes you get that one unreasonable person, but if I can at least meet you halfway and end our encounter with you smiling, I know I did the right thing.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh I LOVE this question!
Day 1:We would definitely start with breakfast on the beach in Galveston-early enough to see the sky transition from pink/purple to sunny and bright. Walk the beach a little then head back to town to get a little pampering at The Houstonian. We would catch a late lunch at Max’s Wine Dive. That night we would do something fun like go-karts or axe throwing or bowling at Lucky Strikes.
Day 2: Brunch at Taste Bar and Kitchen and hit up the Aquarium Downtown during the day. Then head to a Texans or Rockets game later
Day 3: Catch a movie at IPic, check out Grafitti wall and night cap Wonder Bar
Day 4: Hit up the Museum district and check out the museums. Dinner at Steak 48
Day 5: Workout/Nice run at Hermann Park in the morning, get a little shopping in at the Galleria and hit up Color Factory or The Infinite (if it is in town) and end the evening getting dolled up and head to Sambuca or Scott’s for some live music.
Day 6 and 7: Spend two days relaxing and enjoying Margaritaville in Conroe.
I LOVE spontaneity. A planned itinerary is nice sometimes but I am a free spirit and wan to just get in the car and go sometimes. Those unplanned days are usually the BEST!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First off, I am nothing without my clients and village! I am talking about the clients that trust me with their events, the clients who submit reviews and tell others about me, my clients who have offered their services to make me better, the friends who share my posts and links, and my ffriends that constantly tell me about networking groups and opportunities.
An extra special shoutout to Qiana James at Friendly Faces and sorority sisters of Delta sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for giving me some of my first opportunities.
And last but not least, an extra extra shoutout to my biggest cheerleaders of all, my husband and mom.
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